Political Advocacy

Legislative Committee

The Des Plaines Chamber Legislative Committee supports our diverse business community by representing the interests of business in government and political action. The committee monitors legislative and policy issues at the local, state and federal levels and the impact of these issues on business. The committee may draft and recommend to the Board positions on issues to be adopted and advocated to government officials, membership and the public.

Legislative Roundtable

This annual breakfast gives members a chance to meet with Illinois legislators representing the Des Plaines community for informal roundtable discussions. Members have the opportunity to ask questions and voice their opinion.

Coffee with the Legislators

Each month the chamber invites a different Illinois State Representative or Senator to an hour long informal meeting with our members.


Throughout the year the Des Plaines Chamber joins with other area chambers to host luncheons with keynote political speakers such as Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, US Congressman Peter Roskum, Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar-Topinka and other state and federal legislators. These meetings provide our members with networking opportunities as well as important political information.